(09-02-2016, 06:55 AM)ellacraig Wrote: Hi. Thanks Diana and abi.
Think your right there, high protein low carb is better long term.
My problem being figuring out the sources of high protein when im trying to exclude meat ESP red where possible and having the BS diagnosis of IBS and being told to stAy away from gas producing foods aka beans... And veggies (according to dr and gastro dr)... to which I say Bugger off. If you don't eat greens where does that leave you...
But yeh thank you. Loosing weight isn't an option for me, I'm already a bag of bones as it is. Thanks
So, how do you like fish?
I hate fish, but if you like it? Tuna (Suggest Atlantic caught), Salmon (Try Chinese recipes - my mom used to make some really good salmon, but couldn't cook white fish to save her "sole". ;-) ) Why do you wish to avoid meat? Beans are an incomplete protein, meat is a complete source of nutrition. ;-)
As to IBS - I understand MORE fiber is supposed to fix that, but not sure. It's a contradiction, though, to say "more fiber" and then "No beans, no veggies." WTF, not many sources of fiber... ;-)
Leafy greens are always good. Kale, Seaweed, Cabbage, spinach, broccoli, lettuces, spring mix, herbs. Stay away from grains: Corn, Wheat. Rice, maybe. Oats, Maybe. Rice is actually a grass; it's been a crop for so long, it's tolerable. Oats can be an issue, but high soluble and insoluble fiber. Can create gas (High fiber usually does.) Corn is generally GMO, so is wheat. Maize is OK. But Wheat? Two MAJOR problems here: 1, it's GMO, which means it's an unknown. It's been massively re-genomed since the 1950s, to produce more grain (seeds), and to grow shorter, and stand up straight, and resist pesticides, Roundup specifically. 2, in order to increase yield further, since it's "Roundup Ready," (Resistant to Roundup herbicide), the farmers drown the wheat in Roundup... Then harvest when it goes to seed (Plant's attempt to spread it's genome, survival through reproduction. Genome is patented, BTW.)
The roundup is never washed off... It's a neurotoxin to humans.
Guess what's in the bread!
There's a variation of Paleo for IBS, I think. I don't have a link offhand, though.
Only thing left to find is fats. Avocado is good, but a phytoprogesterone. Nuts and seeds can work well, and you can eat the oils directly. Salads, of course, with oils in the dressing. Try to use some Apple Cider Vinegar in there, too, it should help the IBS a little. But get the one that still has culture in it, the microorganisms are needed to help the gut flora.
BACON! Excellent option, get uncured bacon, cook it up, you get some protein and lots of fat, and it's not red meat.
I'd also suggest bone broth whenever possible. Chicken and turkey bones, and you can make it with chicken feet and giblets, get a lot of nutrition at least. Checks off some of the items on our lists, too, like collagen. ;-)
Hope this helps for ideas. It might also help to look up probiotics, and definitely include yogurt for a while - it helps gut flora, too. Supposed IBS is also "leaky gut syndrome," where things which the bacteria would eat get into the body and cause bad reactions - like anaphylaxic shock, but on smaller scale - more "allergic reaction" than "sudden death" - but anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction, so.... :-P
More gut flora is good, and if you've been on antibiotics, your gut glora is messed up already.
My paranoid side tells me that if "they" wanted to profit from us (They do), the place to hit us includes health/naturopathic remedies. So the probiotics could easily be GMO'd to not help, and that's where I go off the rails...
Q: What is better than being supplier to both sides in a war?
A: Create the war by causing supply and demand, including the soldiers, propaganda for both sides, and the tools used by both sides...
Think Ford in WW2, as an example. Not unique, but easily confirmed that they sold to the Nazis. (It wasn't illegal, BTW, but became illegal when war was declared. Did it continue? Well, do profits keep flowing..? )
Anyway - All we can do is TRY. The more you can do with fermented foods for a while, the better. Apple cider vinegar, kombucha, Kimchee (I think that's the name?), cabbage of various kinds. You can make this yourself, too, the recipes are out there - not sure how Codex Alimentarius applies over there, but you can probably find out easily.
Looks like I talk too much. ;-)